(IAAC) Obj: M 27 - Inst: 24 cm dobsonian, f/6.6

Observation Poster: Tudorica Alexandru <tudorica_a@yahoo.com>
Observer: Tudorica Alexandru
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 19/20.08.2004
Location of site: Ghirdoveni, Romania (Lat +45, Elev +260m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: +6.45 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 24 cm dobsonian, f/6.6
Magnification: 80X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M 27
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: Vul
Data: mag 7.4  size 8'x6'
Position: RA 19h :59'  DEC +22:43'
I am almost scared of what I am seeing.... A huge planetary, very bright, 
extremely rich in details. I can see a definite hole, and two brighter parts of
 the nebula are arranged symetrichally from the hole. The spaces between the 
two arcs are filled with nebulosity and the whole nebula is yellow red. As many as 14 stars are visible through the nebula and even the central star is visible
pretty easy. Very impressive, new nebula in comparison with 9 cm.
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